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Three New Vacancies in the Region

Healthy Active Learning Advisor(s) – Whanganui – Rangitikei – Ruapehu

Sport Whanganui are looking for Healthy Active Learning Advisor(s) to be based in the Whanganui, Rangitikei, and Ruapehu Districts to play a critical role in the implementation of Healthy Active Learning, a joint government initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education. 

As a Healthy Active Learning Advisor, you will support school leaders and teachers in one of the three districts (Whanganui, Rangitikei or Ruapehu) to better plan and implement the health and physical education curriculum (HPE), identify, and develop opportunities for quality play, sport, and physical activity experiences for tamariki (in school and in the community), and advise on how to establish healthy behaviours and environments through supporting the adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies. This includes developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with schools, and community health and physical activity providers to ensure a connected and coordinated approach to health and well-being outcomes for our tamariki. 

The Healthy Active Learning Advisors will need to be based in the Whanganui  Rangitikei or Ruapehu Districts, have a growth mindset, a passion for physical activity, display social/emotional intelligence, embrace inclusivity and diversity and be able to have courageous conversations to achieve desired results. 

Please send your CV, cover letter and application form to: 

Tania King
tania@sportwhanganui.co.nz
(021) 2462400 

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If you have any further questions about this role then you can also discuss the details with Tania. 

 

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Job Purpose 

We are looking for a team of Healthy Active Learning Advisors to play a critical role in the implementation of Healthy Active Learning.  

These roles will work with Boards of Trustees, principals, senior leaders, and teachers of primary and intermediate schools and kura to provide advice and customised support. This will enable schools to strategise, plan and develop systems that contribute to the development of an active and healthy school culture.  

The Healthy Active Learning Advisors will support school leaders and teachers to better plan and implement the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum (HPE), identify, and develop opportunities for quality physical activity experiences for tamariki (in school and in the community), and advise on how to establish healthy behaviours and environments through supporting the adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies.  

Developing and maintaining strong meaningful relationships with schools and kura principals, senior leaders and teachers is a critical component of this role. 

 

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What is Healthy Active Learning? 

Healthy Active Learning is a joint government initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education to improve the wellbeing of children and young people through healthy eating, drinking and quality physical activity.  

The initiative is part of the Government’s Child, Youth and Wellbeing Strategy and has three components: 

  1. New Health and Physical Education and Hauora (HPE) curriculum resources (Ministry of Education). 
  1. Toolkits and a health promotion workforce to support adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies (Ministry of Health). 
  1. A physical activity workforce (Sport NZ). 

Regional Sports Trusts will partner with Sport New Zealand to employ the physical activity workforce that will work with approximately 800 primary and intermediate schools and kura. 

The physical activity workforce will target tamariki (5-11 year olds), with the following expected outcomes: 

  • Tamariki are supported to make positive and informed choices about food, nutrition, and physical activity. 
  • Tamariki are supported to develop critical perspectives about food, nutrition, and physical activity. 
  • Tamariki are actively and positively engaged in learning. 
  • School and kura cultures, environments and processes value and prioritise quality physical activity and nutrition that meets students’ needs. 
  • Schools, kura and communities provide access to healthy food and quality physical activity.  

 

 

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